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Crediting some stars who preceded Gina Carano on screen
January 20, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Weekend Events January 20-22: An Evening with Alice Waters, Create Your Own Peacock Room and Dance for the Dying
This weekend, welcome Alice Waters to the National Portrait Gallery, curate your own Peacock Room, and enjoy an acoustic performance from local rock band Dance for the Dying.
January 19, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
At the Portrait Gallery, Historian Amy Henderson Awaits the Presentation of a New Portrait of Chef Alice Waters
January 18, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Watch a documentary about the couple who broke through interracial marriage laws, learn the story behind Dale Chihuly's blanket cylinders and beat the blues with the Andrea Wood Quintet.
January 17, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
What are the must-read books written by and about the famed British author?
January 17, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Films both new and old that we look forward to in the coming year
January 12, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Turkish video artist Ali Kazma captures the actions of a man who seems to be the most efficient stamper of paper ever at the Hirshhorn's Black Box Theater.
January 10, 2012 | By Jeff Campagna
This week, experience Mission: Impossible in IMAX, rediscover the iconic work of Andy Warhol, and learn about the most innovative work happening on the Web
January 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated his telegraph for the first time. But how did he get the idea in the first place?
January 06, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Two new films show how far we've come since The Birth of a Nation and In the Heat of the Night
January 06, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend, watch an Iranian film, attend a stamp collecting workshop or listen to eclectic Baroque chamber music
January 05, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Why business enemies sometimes become partners
January 04, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Aren't the residents of the proudly hip city of Austin, Texas, just traditionalists at heart?
January 2012 | By ZZ Packer
The children's book author speaks about her career and what it means to write a "banned book"
January 2012 | By Jeff Campagna
From Forrest Gump to silent comedies, 25 titles have been added to a list of our country's most significant films
December 30, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
In lieu of a list of my top 10 films of the year, here's a look back at some of the best experiences I had at the theaters
December 28, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
This week, take part in the Portrait Gallery's special winter break and celebrate Kwanzaa
December 27, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
Three trends in big-budget movies coming out this holiday season
December 23, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
This week, see young people's creative works, learn about Gertrude Stein, and have a merry Christmas
December 22, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new exhibition at the American Art Museum features models of a variety of unusual 19th-century devices
December 20, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg